Nepenthes diatas

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Nepenthes diatas
Nepenthes diatas.jpg
Lower pitcher of Nepenthes diatas. Cultivated plant.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. diatas
Binomial name
Nepenthes diatas
Jebb & Cheek (1997)[1]
Nepenthes diatas distribution.png
Distribution of N. diatas.

Nepenthes diatas (/nˈpɛnθz dˈætəs/; from Indonesian: diatas = above, on top) is a tropical pitcher plant endemic to Sumatra, where it grows at an altitude of between 2400 and 2900 m above sea level.[2]

Nepenthes diatas was formally described in 1997 by Matthew Jebb and Martin Cheek in their monograph "A skeletal revision of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae)", published in the botanical journal Blumea.[1] However, the name N. diatas had already been in use since at least 1994.[3]

No forms or varieties of N. diatas have been described.


In 2001, Charles Clarke performed a cladistic analysis of the Nepenthes species of Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia using 70 morphological characteristics of each taxon. The following is part of the resultant cladogram, showing "Clade 3", which comprises N. diatas and three other related species.[4]

N. densiflora


N. diatas


N. singalana

N. spathulata

Natural hybrids[edit]

The following natural hybrids involving N. diatas have been recorded.


  1. ^ a b Jebb, M.H.P. & M.R. Cheek 1997. A skeletal revision of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae). Blumea 42(1): 1–106.
  2. ^ McPherson, S.R. & A. Robinson 2012. Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Sumatra and Java. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  3. ^ Jebb, M. 1994. NEPENTHES revision for Flora Malesiana. Carnivorous Plant Mailing List, 9 September 1994.
  4. ^ a b Clarke, C.M. 2001. Nepenthes of Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.

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